Men’s professional soccer is alive and not doing too bad in the region thanks to the Orange County Blues Football Club. Just last February, they were the Los Angeles Blues. But now they’ve got a name change, a new badge, and a new home at Anteater Stadium, UC Irvine. The Blues are part of the United Soccer League Professional Division, USL PRO.
The Blues have a 9-9 record. They just won their last match when forward Gibson Bardsley scored the match’s only goal in the 90th minute against the Oklahoma City Energy FC. Next up is the Round 2 of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, with the Blues at Fresno Fuego Futbol Club.
These are professionals playing great soccer and right here in our neighborhood. Can’t make it to irivine? All USL PRO games are available on YouTube!